FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheltair, a nationally recognized network of fixed base operations (FBOs) and airport properties, announced today that it has entered into a lease agreement with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to manage and operate an FBO serving general aviation passengers and flight crews at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). This will be the company's 14th FBO location and sixth in New York state.
Sheltair will become the first private FBO ever to service general aviation at the airport replacing the Port Authority which has run the general aviation service operation there since 1947 as the sole service provider.
Jerry Holland, Sheltair CEO, said, "We are thrilled to bring Sheltair's unmatched customer service and facilities to JFK International, one of the world's most prestigious and recognized airports. Our team of highly-trained professionals is excited to begin the work that will make this location an excellent addition to our current FBO network and one of the best in the nation."
Sheltair will be making significant investments in ground support equipment, facility improvements, and will provide customers a branded offering including all the benefits of a full-service FBO.
The lease includes a 3,100 square foot general aviation executive facility on 4.53 acres of land. The remodeled facility will feature a pilot's lounge, flight planning room, and passenger lounge among its other amenities. Sheltair will also offer crew car availability and complimentary shuttle service to JFK's domestic and international terminals.
Sheltair is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida based company offering services in FBOs, Properties and Construction. The company currently serves aviation communities through their network of 13 fixed base operations throughout Florida, New York and Georgia, as well as through their properties division and construction division covering 18 airports. Sheltair employs more than 300 people.